Niki Davis/Rooted in Food

November 15, 2018

A Thanksgiving Special: Cooking Tips and Tricks, Local Farm Products, And Family Food Traditions

On The 21st: Thanksgiving is officially a week away! On this special episode of The 21st, we speak with food writer Niki Davis about some of her favorite recipes and farmers throughout the state will tell us what they’re growing. Plus, we dive into some family traditions and memories that go far beyond the usual turkey and stuffing. 


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Urbana School District 116

November 15, 2018

Audit Report Points To Problems In Urbana Schools Hiring Process

An audit requested by the Urbana District 116 Board of Education points to problems with the hiring process in a handful of hires made in the last year and a half, according to an audit report obtained by Illinois Public Media


Concept drawing of vegetation buffer in front of planned University of Illinois solar farm.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

November 15, 2018

Savoy Village Board Learns Details Of New Solar Farm Plans

The University of Illinois does not need permission from Savoy village officials to build their new solar panel farm on Curtis Road, just outside village limits. But at a Savoy Village Board study session Wednesday night, university officials promised that the 50-acre facility would be a good neighbor.


Rebecca Makkai

November 14, 2018

Author Rebecca Makkai; Lasting Impact of 2001: A Space Odyssey; Muslims In Amazon Series ‘Jack Ryan’

On the 21st: Chicago author Rebecca Makkai talks about her latest novel, The Great Believers, which has been nominated for a National Book Award. And, it's been 50 years since 2001: A Space Odyssey hit screens in 1968. We examine it's impact and legacy. Plus, we speak with Loyola's Omer Mozaffar about his consulting on the Amazon Prime series 'Jack Ryan.'


Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing watches Illinois freshman Ayo Dosunmu lainch a three-pointer Tuesday night in Champaign.

Rob McColley/for Illinois Public Media

November 14, 2018

Georgetown Tops Illini Men 88-80

Patrick Ewing's Georgetown Hoyas outlasted the Illini men in a frenetic basketball game last night at State Farm Center. The final score was 88-80.


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